Iconic sights, world-famous museums and retail heaven are only part of the appeal. We may be biased but in London, it’s exciting just to be here!
One of the world’s great capitals, this financial, political and cultural powerhouse would take a lifetime to fully explore but you’ll have a ball wandering its storied streets.
London City Airport is the only airport actually in London, located close to the business district in Canary Wharf and just over 20 minutes from the heart of the city via our own DLR station.
An excellent public transport network makes it easy to get around London by bus, tube or train.
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Stroll up to this iconic sight along the long road known as The Mall and get a glimpse of royal life with a tour of the State Rooms and palace gardens.
Turner, Gainsborough, Cezanne, da Vinci… the extensive list of masterpieces on display in this spectacular gallery is awe-inspiring.
Palace of Westminster
Parliament meets in this renowned London landmark, easily recognisable by its huge clock tower containing the famous Big Ben bell.
Visitors flock to this free museum to see the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, ancient relief sculptures and famous archaeological finds.
Britain’s national museum of contemporary art occupies a former power station. You pay to see blockbuster temporary exhibitions, but the permanent collection is free to enter.
Tower of London
Go for shimmering crown jewels, macabre stories of imprisonment and traditionally dressed guardsmen in this fortress full of stories!
A great educational day out with a whole floor dedicated to games for younger visitors.
London This huge aquarium has over 500 marine species and a glass bridge over a shark tank.
ZSL London Zoo
Kids can meet 750 species of animal while learning about conserving habitats and ecology.
Food and Drink
London is extraordinarily multicultural and so is its cuisine. The sheer range of food experiences on offer makes it a superlative place for eating – from cheap eats and authentic street foods to top-class fine dining.
JULY to SEPT | The Proms
Classical fan? Don’t miss this concert series in the stunning Royal Albert Hall.
MAY | Chelsea Flower Show
England’s premier horticultural show treats gardening fans to innovative designs and prize blooms.
JUNE | Trooping of the Colour
An elegant formal parade on The Mall celebrating the King’s official birthday.
JUNE | Wimbledon
Tennis greats battle it out at the All England Club during the world’s oldest tennis tournament.
JUNE + SEPT | London Fashion Week
The world’s finest designers shine at this twice-yearly event packed with catwalk shows and after parties.
AUGUST | Notting Hill Carnival
A huge street party with flamboyant processions, Caribbean food stalls, calypso and samba bands.
OCT | BFI London Film Festival
A showcase of the cream of new films from British and international cinema.